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Sochi Olympics: Athlete of the Day 2/6

Posted by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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MEET JEREMY ABBOTT, FIGURE SKATING!

  • AGE 28 (JUNE 5, 1985)
  • HEIGHT 5' 10"

  • BIRTHPLACE ASPEN, CO
  • RESIDENCE ROYAL OAK, MI
  • FIRST OLYMPICS 2010

Abbott has been the most consistent American skater over the past five years on the national stage, winning the U.S. Championships in 2009, 2010, 2012 and again in 2014 after being third a year ago. The Colorado native - now a veteran at 28 years old - placed ninth at the Vancouver Games before moving up to fifth at the World Championships later that year.

Career highlights:

  • 2014 U.S. Championships - Gold
  • 2013 U.S. Championships - Bronze
  • 2012 World Championships - Eighth
  • 2012 U.S. Championships - Gold
  • 2010 World Championships - Fifth 
  • 2010 Olympic Games - Ninth
  • 2009 and 2010 U.S. Championships - Gold

Things to know:

1. Abbott says if he was forced to eat one food for the rest of his life it would be sushi.

2. Has suffered from insomnia in the past, stemming from constant travel and jet lag. Says now it's less of an issue.

3. Started off as a competitive ski racer as a kid before switching to figure skating at age 10.

More:

1. See behind-the-scenes photos of Jeremy in the studio

2. A self-described "goofball," Jeremy plays the part in his Team USA Yearbook photos

      

by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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MamaMandee
by Silver Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 7:28 PM
He looks so much younger than 28!
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SarahSuzyQ
by Bronze Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Ha! I like this guy's personality already. :) I don't keep up with skating as much, but I could cheer for him. :)

SarahSuzyQ
by Bronze Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:52 PM

He's on right now!!! Just after I read this!ice skating


MamaMandee
by Silver Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:03 PM
My heart is breaking for him right now! Poor guy :(

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

He's on right now!!! Just after I read this!ice skating


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SarahSuzyQ
by Bronze Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Yeah, that was a really rough start.

OMG, watch this guy from Japan! He has quite a style!

Quoting MamaMandee: My heart is breaking for him right now! Poor guy :(

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

He's on right now!!! Just after I read this!ice skating



MamaMandee
by Silver Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:56 PM
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Yeah that guy from Japan was awesome!!

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

Yeah, that was a really rough start.

OMG, watch this guy from Japan! He has quite a style!

Quoting MamaMandee: My heart is breaking for him right now! Poor guy :(



Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

He's on right now!!! Just after I read this!ice skating



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graycalico
by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 10:05 PM
A lifetime of sushi? No thanks! Lol. He seems like an entertaining guy
copperswifey
by on Feb. 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM

I enjoyed reading more about him. Thank you for posting it :)

copperswifey
by on Feb. 7, 2014 at 9:01 AM

 I know I was thinking that too. He looks like he could be in his teens still :)

Quoting MamaMandee: He looks so much younger than 28!

 

kmqw229
by Bronze Member on Feb. 7, 2014 at 9:05 AM
I saw him skate last night. He was so disappointed in himself :(
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